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Karelia Sweater Kit

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New very beautiful kits at Loop!

We will have more kits of the Cezanne and Berry Picking colourways in mid to late March.

We are super excited to bring you kits for the Karelia Sweater designed by Midori Hirose! One of our favourite patterns!!!

Midori Hirose has worked with Daruma yarns in Tokyo to create a beautiful combination of yarns and colours. Each kit includes Air Wool Alpaca for the main colour and comes with all the yarns you'll need to create the stunning flower and leaf motifs in the yoke using their Geek and iroiro yarns. 

 The flower motif is worked not as embroidering but as weaving between the stitches while knitting. It is a traditional Estonian technique called "Roosimine", which means Rose in the Estonian language. The pattern made with this technique is called "Roositud". The different weights of yarn used for the motif create an interesting three-dimensional look, and it's so beautiful!

We have three colourways to choose from, and each one comes with everything you need for the sweater, all wrapped up in a beautiful special edition bag from Amirisu. Unfortunately, the kit does NOT include the pattern, but it is available through Midori's Ravelry page.


Please note the pattern instructions are for long sleeves. Some of the photographs show simple modifications for short sleeves or without ribbing on the sleeve cuffs.

Each kit comes with a great leaflet that shows an image of the colour choice and a chart with where to use each yarn and colour. There is also a lovely description of what inspired the colour choices. 
Everything has been thought out with this wonderful kit.

Please make sure to choose your size carefully as we do not usually stock these yarns at Loop and will not be able to order extra yarn. 

We have three sizes available with finished measurements listed below:

Designed to fit with 10–15cm / 4–6“ of positive ease.

Size 1 : 36.25 - 38.5 inches/  92 - 98 cm ( includes 8 balls of Airy Wool Alpaca )

Size 2 : 41 - 43.25 inches / 104 -110, cm ( includes 9 balls of Airy Wool Alpaca )

Size 3 45.75 - 48.75 inches/ 116, 124 cm ( includes 11 balls of Airy Wool Alpaca )

Midsummer Crown (Main Colour - Natural 
MC: Airy Wool Alpaca / #2 
Leaves: GEEK 30g / #6 
Flowers: iroiro / #11, #15, #31, #1, #13, #38, #41, #28, #43, #45 (100% Wool; 7m/20g)

Berry Picking (Main Colour - Rust Brown) 
MC: Airy Wool Alpaca / #11
Leaves: GEEK 30g / #1
Flowers: MINI SET B (including 4 yarns) & iroiro / #27, #17, #37, #24, #13, #43

Marc Chagall (Main Colour - Navy Blue) 
MC: Airy Wool Alpaca / #6
Leaves: GEEK 30g / #2
Flowers: MINI SET C (including 4 yarns) & iroiro / #35, #31, #38, #24, #30, #22

Fibre Content of Yarns:
Airy Alpaca : 80% Wool,20% Alpaca; 100m/30g
Geek: 56% Wool, 30% Polyester,14% Alpaca; 70m/30g
iroiro: 100% Wool;70m/20g
Genmou: 100% Merino Wool;91m/30g
Loop: 83% Wool, 17% Alpaca; 43m/30g
Wool Mohair : 56% Mohair, 44% Merino Wool; 46m/20g
Silk Mohair: 60% Mohair, 40% silk; 300m/25g